For more than 42 years, Studio Arena Theatre has produced the highest quality theatre with over 300 productions and more than 40 world and North American premieres. It also operates the oldest continually run Theatre School connected to a resident stage in the nation. More than 17,000 children and adults are affected by the Studio Arena Theatre Education Department's programs of teaching theatre arts, providing production insights and discussions with playwrights, actors and directors.
Studio Arena Theatre has gained a national reputation as a producing theatre through our membership in the League of Resident Theatres (LORT), a national organization of 68 professional theatres. In fact, Studio Arena Theatre was one of the founders of LORT, an organization committed to the growth of hometown professional theatres throughout the United States. Studio Arena is a cultural destination for many visitors to the Western New York region.